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melodramatic

adjective uk   /ˌmel.ə.drəˈmæt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈmæt̬-/
showing much stronger emotions than are necessary or usual for a situation: a melodramatic speechAffected and insincere
melodramatically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
"Life is not worth living," she declared melodramatically.Affected and insincere
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